Chandler’s best kept secret on old Main Street

Press release

Deep in the heart of Chandler, near the railroad tracks crossing, off of South Broad Street/FM 315 S sits what many who have visited call ‘Chandler’s Best Kept Secret.’ What is the secret? It is the Old Main Street Station on West Main Street, directly behind What-A-Burger. A row of quaint little stores that include Rip’s BBQ, Stillwater Farm Market Store, Stillwater Dairy Shop, Daydream Attic and Generations Beauty Salon make up the Old Main Street Station.

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2-year-old, 3-year-old abandoned in trailer

Police BeatHenderson County Sheriff’s Office press release

On March 9, Henderson County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Daniel Wright responded to a welfare concern call at 10374 Paradise Circle, Chandler. An unknown caller reported that small children were in a travel trailer with no electricity or water.

Sgt. Wright arrived and found a 2-year-old female and a 3-year-old male at the travel trailer with no electricity. Sgt. Wright affirmed that the children were at the house alone with no supervision, very little food, and an open flame in the trailer.

A Child Protective Services investigator arrived and the children were placed in CPS custody. During Sgt. Wright’s two-hour stay, no guardian arrived to take custody of the children.

Upon further investigation it was determined that Paul Yvon is the legal guardian of the children. Once CPS took custody of the children, Sgt. Wright prepared an arrest warrant affidavit for Abandoning/Endangering a Child on Paul Yvon, father of the children. Justice of the Peace Precinct 1 Judge Randy Daniel determined there was probable cause and issued two warrants on Yvon.

Yvon has not been located or arrested as of this press release.

Police continue looking for Chandler shooting suspect

Rudolfo "Rudy" Leon
Rudolfo “Rudy” Leon

Henderson County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Botie Hillhouse released this photo of Chandler shooting suspect Rudolfo “Rudy” Leon this afternoon.

According to earlier reports from KLTV, a man barricaded himself in a Chandler residence in the early morning hours after shooting at a Chandler police officer. The police officer’s car was hit, but the officer was not hurt.

KLTV reported: “The Henderson County TAC team entered the home around 7 a.m., after a multi-hour standoff at the residence. When officials entered the home, they were unable to find the suspect.”

The shooter, suspected to be Leon, is currently at large.

Hillhouse said the crime scene has been turned over to the Chandler Police Department, the Texas Rangers and the Henderson County District Attorney’s Office.

Chandler to hold Scarecrow Decorating Contest

The Chandler Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Scarecrow Decorating Contest this fall for local businesses and homes. Prizes of $100 will be given out to each category.

Applications are available at the Chandler Chamber of Commerce, the Chandler Public Library or Chandler City Hall and must be returned by Thursday, Oct. 1. There is a night drop at City Hall and the library if needed. Continue reading “Chandler to hold Scarecrow Decorating Contest”